Monday, March 08, 2004

Teresa Heinz Kerry knows what it's like to deal with John Kerry's Vietnam nightmares. The rest of us can only imagine. South Knox Bubba imagines something more or less like this:

MCAULIFFE: "Karl Rove was one of the most outstanding political minds the system has ever produced. He was a brilliant and outstanding in every way and he was a good man too. Humanitarian man, man of wit, of humor. He joined the Administration. After that his ideas, methods have become... unsound."

STAFFER: "Now he's crossed over to The Dark Side, with his media army, who worship the man, like a god, and follow every order however ridiculous."


MCAULIFFE: "Well, you see Senator... In this political environment, things get confused out there, power, ideals, the old morality, and practical political necessity. Out there with these natives it must be a temptation to be god. Because there's a conflict in every human heart between the rational and the irrational, between good and evil. The good does not always triumph. Sometimes the dark side overcomes what Lincoln called the better angels of our nature. Every man has got a breaking point. You and I have. Karl Rove has reached his. And very obviously, he has gone insane."

KERRY: "Yes sir, very much so sir. Obviously insane."

STAFFER: "Your mission is to proceed down to Georgetown in a stretch limo. Pick up Rove's path at K Street, follow it, learn what you can along the way. When you find him infiltrate his team by whatever means available and terminate Rove and this Administration."

KERRY: "Terminate? The Administration?"

CIVILIAN IN SHADOWS: "Terminate. With extreme prejudice."


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